[link|308|ReqMed website] was founded, in 1998, by Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co. and Mr Tadashi MATSUMOTO to facilitate pharmaceutical companies in creating strategic alliances with innovative bio-pharmaceutical companies. In 1999, ReqMed became independent from Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co. In 2000, Life Science Venture Fund (LSVF I), the first Japanese investment fund specializing in biotechnology, was created. Later in 2000, ReqMed Research, Inc. was founded in South San Francisco to facilitate partnerships between US and Japanese firms. Head office is in Machida, Tokyo. Paid-in Capital was 585 million Yen (~ 5,2 mill. €) as of February 28, 2006. President and CEO is Dr Tadashi MATSUMOTO, MBA.